Erika D.

Thank you Nirali!! My husband has pretty bad damage to his right MCL and after his first visit with Nirali he is optimistic that he doesn’t have to turn to surgery. He has been talking about his experience with everybody! We even referred the Executive VP of my company who also had wonderful things to say and has already made follow up appointments. Shout out to my friend Ali who recommended Nirali to us.

Devin W.

I had a stubborn shoulder tendinitis that would only partially improve with various therapies that I tried. It was frustrating because it was impeding my workouts. I was wondering if I’d ever be 100% back, until I started treatment with Nirali at Unique Remedy Acupuncture. Her needling was pain-free and she was able to locate exactly where my shoulder’s hidden problems were. 

After only 4 treatments, I was back to full workout and sports activities.  It’s been a few months and my shoulder still feels awesome. I highly recommend Unique Remedy Acupuncture!

Dr. Meg S.

Dr. Nirali Patel is my go-to Acupuncturist. She has helped me with digestive issues and stress. She is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her for people looking to treat various internal issues with a holistic approach.

Elisha F.

This woman is truly an angel. Not only have I had the best experience in acupuncture and cupping with her but she is such a delightful person to be around. To sum it up real quick:

Nirali really cares about her patients and goes above and beyond to give you the best treatment.

She  really knows how to work her magic because in every session I go to I always fall asleep on her table and come out feeling very relaxed.

Although during some session I may feel somewhat sore, it’s a good kind of sore, knowing that your muscles are being worked on. I love getting my acupuncture and cupping done by Nirali and would definitely recommend her.

Also to note when going to her office you might be a little bit confused as to which one it is, but she works out of a space in Yuanyi Accupuncture Clinic.

Dr. Shel D.

Dr. Patel is not only an amazing accpinturist, she is a magician and healer combined.  I’ve been stressed out from life.  Work, personal… you know the saying – when it rains, it pours…. my chi was just off, not making the energy connections with those I needed to.  I felt bleh, and not in sync.  I researched around and came across Unique Remedy.  Walked in and was nervous.  Dr. Patel has a calming informative demeanor.  

I told her my issues and we pinned certain spots, cupped to increase my blood flow….  I just felt better and better.

After seeing her and getting my energy back and chi on where I wanted it – I feel things getting back to the way it used to be.  All thanks to doc!!

Mike L.

San Francisco, CA

When seeing doctors, practitioners etc., you often do not get a chance to discuss your issues much beforehand or even during the session. But Nirali at Unique Remedy spent quite a long time on the phone with me, to find out my main concerns before even going in to see her. She also wanted to make sure it was a good fit, which I appreciated.

Our sessions have helped me out quite a bit, whereas seeing a few other people before did not. I felt quite a bit better after the first couple sessions and on. She is gentle with the needles and explains the benefits as well.

Also, I was referred to Nirali from my girlfriend’s acupuncturist, since he did not treat my issues. So if another experienced acupuncturist is recommending her, you know she is good.

Marilyn W.

San Mateo, CA

I’ve been seeing Dr. Nirali Patel for a few months now and I’ve seen a big improvement on my overall health.  I was referred by a friend since I needed to control my blood pressure and some other issues.  Dr.  Patel is very personable, caring and very thorough.   I feel much better overall and would highly recommend her!

Elizabeth C.

San Mateo, CA

I am so happy to have met Nirali.  Through her treatments (acupuncture and cupping), I have had significant positive health changes.  I had never used cupping before so this has been very interesting and helpful!  She also has a wonderful skincare line that I love.  I have very sensitive skin and have only seen wonderful results.

Nayan Patel

My company moved to an “open office” setup and we no longer have assigned desks/chairs.  As as result of this, my shoulders, neck, and back started to get super tense and painful.  

Dr. Patel immediately noticed my tense muscles and her treatments helped alleviate my pain.  She truly cares about her patients and making them feel better.  She also performed cupping on me and was sensitive to my pain areas and even recommended exercises I should perform at home to help strengthen my back muscles.  

All in all, I had an amazing experience and would highly recommend her.  I live in LA but get a treatment every time I’m in the area for work.

Josh F.

San Francisco, CA

Being my first experience with acupuncture I was not sure what to expect…just as the previous review stated. Although, I have been wanting to try this type of treatment for a while. Having been an avid user of massage treatments, I know my body still needs help. A friend referred me to Nirali and I was far from disappointed. 

Meeting Nirali was a very pleasant and inviting experience. Since this was the first visit, she was patient in taking time to understand not just my issues, but me as a person (what I do, what I like, what causes stress, etc). This was so welcoming and unexpected. She made certain she understood what would be the best treatment for me. 

Since writing this review I’ve actually had two treatments and plan on more in the future. The first treatment on my back. She placed needles in the spots that needed the most attention to help me with my problems. She rubbed some oils, and then went to cupping. The cupping was amazing. I left feeing so relaxed and rejuvenated. My second treatment was different. It was a face-up treatment to address other issues like, sleep deprecation and bad digestion.  Although it was a different treatment I still felt great afterwards, despite a lack of sleep. Nirali then gave me some herbs to take home as well as other remedies to help with my specific issues. 

Nirali goes way beyond just being an acupuncturist.  She strives  to truly be a unique remedy to whatever issues you may be facing. Definitely recommend for anyone, whether your a first timer like me or have been getting acupuncture for a while. You won’t be disappointed!

Tyrone C.

This was my first time getting acupuncture so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Nirali was very warm and welcoming when I arrived and I was seen very quickly. She made me feel very comfortable even though I was very unsure what to ask. She was able to narrow down exactly what my main areas of concern were with such ease. I was pleasantly surprised. The actual treatment of the acupuncture was quite painless once she begun (I could tell she’s been doing this a while). A few times I forgot the needles were even there and felt super relaxed the whole time after. I ended with a cupping treatment on my back where the cup suction acts as a deep tissue massage. She said there are different levels of intensity but mine probably fell in the middle range. I’m still a beginner. I need to work up to next level I guess :). She also had some awesome oils for the back that were quite soothing post treatment. I left feeling amazing. Would definitely recommend her to any new or experienced acupuncture patient.

Bonus: Easy parking for those who are driving.

John C.

As an endurance athlete I have found great success with injury prevention, treatment, and general maintenance at this wonderful practice. Nirali does incredible work and I would highly recommend a visit to anyone considering acupuncture. You will be glad you went.

Jennifer S.

I feel incredibly grateful to have found this practice. I was struggling with dry, breakout prone skin as well as all too regular headaches. The holistic approach with Nirali’s skincare line, acupuncture, and her expertise has made all the difference. I feel really listened to and love that I have recently started adding cupping treatments to my visits.

I look forward to each treatment and have no plans to stop anytime soon.

Oona K.

My son and I having been seeing Dr. Patel for a little over 9 months for acupuncture and cupping.  I love cupping. When I began I was having stomach issues, insomnia, headaches, Menopause issues, and I smoked a pack a day.  My 25 year old son suffers from Marfan, which gives him constant bone pain and stomach issues as well.  

Well, I’ve stopped smoking!!!!   I rarely have any stomach issues, my sleeping is improving each month, so my energy is returning. No hot flashes, and I haven’t had a margarine since I began treatment.  

Not to mention my son’s health issue have improved as well.   

Dr. Nirali Patel is absolutely amazing.  I can not thank her enough for helping my son and I with all our health issues, and giving us our life back. THANK YOU

Selina T.

I’ve been seeing Nirali for just over a year now.  I have (unfortunately) various ailments and have been treated for all of them.

Nirali has been great in trying various techniques to “needle & cup” away at those issues. She talks through what her plans are and takes the time to explain the treatments.

Gentle and most of all, helps keep my daughter occupied (when I have to bring her).

Nirali is personable, experienced, truly cares about her patients and doesn’t rush through the process. I can also doze off for a bit too. I highly recommend her.

Viktoriya N.

Went to see Nirali for a skin issue that was bothering me for a while. Not only was she able to help through acupuncture and herbs, but she also has her own skin care line! How amazing is that? It did miracles for my skin. I also had shoulder pain that was bothering me and asked her to work on it as well. With one session of acupuncture and cupping it felt loads better. She is very profession and compassionate at the same time. And VERY knowledgable. She was able to council me in diet and helped me make beneficial life style changes that made me feel better all around and helped prevent future health issues. I love seeing her and would recommend her to anyone.

Rosalidia D.

Redwood City, CA

Dr Nirali’s products are amazing. I’m completely in love with how effective they are. I used to spend hundreds on high end brands but now I have switched to her anti-aging eye balm, facial cleanser and clay masks; not only is my face radiant and fine line free but I have saved a lot by switching to her products. Thank you Dr. Nirali!!

Zachary S.

I’ve used a myriad of skincare products over the years. Many of these I’ve discontinued using, as they dried out my skin or were too abrasive. I am picky when it comes to what I put on my skin, and I’m always reading the ingredients to make sure I’m not using some synthetic chemicals which are known to disrupt hormones.

As a male, it’s difficult to find a good line of products that work with both skin types, our selection is very limited.

I was excited to discover an organic skincare line, with oil based cleansers and serums. I’ve replaced my Kieh’s calendula tonic with Hello Beautiful’s calendula serum, which I use post-shave to calm my skin and hydrate. The serum sticks better and is more calming/hydrating. I find the mint tingle cleanser to also be refreshingly soothing, and it surprisingly washes out very easily with water, yet leaves the skin feeling naturally hydrated but not oily. I tend to run on the more oily side, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how my skin has received these products; it feels well-balanced and looks great. It also seems more effective for preventing my wrinkles than my old facial lotion, which had a watery viscosity and mostly evaporated away. Can’t wait to use other products in this line, and see how good it is at keeping me looking young!

Niyati H.

I recently got a Skin Consultation from Dr. Patel and I am more than happy to get some amazing advice!! I am currently using these 2 products and here is my review for each of them-

Lip hydrator- When it comes to beauty products I am usually the person who sticks to one product until they stop making it. I can say for sure this is going to be my lip balm till the time Unique Remedy stops to make them (I hope they never stop!) This balm has all the natural ingredients which has helped me regain the original lip color, which I lost after using products made with nothing but chemicals! Also, the packaging is so convenient that I can take it literally everywhere with me!! This is my to go product anyday!

Eye balm- If only I had a before and after photo of my dark under-eye bags, I could actually prove what I am trying to say. Dr. Patel’s advice was very helpful and her suggested routine is really helping me with my dark circles and oily eyes. I would definitely recommend this eye balm to every female on this earth so that they can have the pretty eyes they’ve always wanted!!

Looking forward to use the other products made by Unique Remedy.

Juhi J.

Love love the skincare products! I’ve tried various products and they are all great! They have been great for my skin! They made my skin soft and decreased the redness and improved my acne. Definitely would recommend the unique remedy skincare line. Nirali is awesome and always sweet and welcoming!

Grace K.

I have been using the Blemish Blur Cleansing Oil for over 2 months now and I love how easy and clean my face feels after I use it. I wear makeup everyday and before using Blemish Blur, I had to use a separate makeup remover then a cleanser to take the day off my face. Now, I only use BB and it effectively removes makeup and waterproof mascara! It rinses easily with warm water (but I prefer to use a soft face cloth to wipe off any residues of the day). That’s it! I haven’t had any breakouts or clogged pores from using an oil-based cleanser, and my skin feels great after cleansing.

*An extra bonus is that I feel safe using this product as a pregnant momma knowing that there are no harsh chemicals that could potentially harm baby*

Caitlin L.

I love the Brightening Cleansing Oil from Hello Beautiful! I admit I was skeptical at first that an “oil” could really remove my makeup and leave my skin feeling clean. Not only does my skin feel amazing after using it, the process couldn’t be easier! The cleansing oil washes off easily with a couple of splashes of water. I’ve been having issues with acne dark spots and I noticed improvement within a week after starting use of this product! It’s amazing and can’t wait to try other Hello Beautiful products!


I’ve never been so happy to wash my face as I am with my cleansing oil from Hello Beautiful Skin! In the past, it was typical for me to skip washing my face at night because I didn’t feel like the harshness of a splash of water in my face followed by scrubbing it with soap. Now, I use the Citrus Fresh cleansing oil and massage it all over my face while the water warms up, and then I rinse it off at a nice relaxing temperature that doesn’t wake me up at bedtime. My skin is softer than it’s been in years, and my makeup just glides on. I’ll be a permanent customer!

Sabrina L.

The products feel great. I enjoy massaging the cleansing and serum oils into my face as part of my winding down my day regimen, knowing that the ingredients are doing wonders for my skin. The feeling after washing is fresh with no greasy residue, leaving my skin soft and clean. The following day, I wake up to better skin than the night before. I highly recommend trying the cleansers as an alternative to others that may cause dry and under nourished skin. This is the remedy for problem and sensitive skin!”

Victoria S.

I love love love these products!

I’ve been searching for a skincare line that is all natural and organic because I have sensitive and acne prone skin. I have tried so many drug store and high end products on my face, and nothing worked for me. I met Nirali at a networking event and she gave me samples of her cleanser, and some scrubs and I have to say, my skin was addicted! I could see a noticeable difference in just a week of using her products and my skin was glowing. I’m glad I found a skincare line that I can trust and that uses all natural ingredients. Thanks Nirali.

Shilpa C.

Mint Tingle cleanser – I have healthy but sensitive skin and am always cautious about the products I use for fear that I may react badly to something.  Hello Beautiful’s mint tingle oil cleanser is gentle enough for me to use every day and leaves my face feeling fresh, soft, and clean.  Best of all, I know exactly what I’m putting on my skin and don’t need to worry about what chemicals I’m slathering on my face.  Love that I found my daily cleanser!

Viktoriya N.

Serum – I’m in love with this new Serum! I’ve struggled with problematic skin since my teenage years and recently I started using professional grade esthetics products. However, since I’m also an Acupuncturist and Herbalist, I’ve been wanting to replace these products with more natural ones. When I started using this serum I found that not only does it help prevent breakouts, but it doesn’t dry out my skin while it does so. Plus the smell is heavenly! Great product all around – I highly recommend it.

Mint Tingle – What a wonderful refreshing face wash! The minty smell feels like it awakens my senses and the beads give me the deep clean I need. All in all, it is the perfect combination: a gentle make-up remover, natural ingredients, and clearer pores. Perfect.

Caroline P.

I started going to Unique Remedy Acupuncture for anxiety issues, and saw Dr. Nirali Patel. This was the first time I had tried acupuncture over western medicine for the symptoms I was having, and it proved to help with much more than just anxiety alone. After about two sessions, I felt calmer and more grounded all together. I have (almost) completely stopped taking my prescribed anxiety medicine as needed after starting treatment with Dr. Patel.

Some other benefits I experienced after receiving regular acupuncture were better sleep, MUCH better concentration at work, feeling calmer overall, and improved happiness. 

Dr. Patel takes time to sit down with me before each appointment, to really assess how I am feeling each week, and what I would like to focus on for the upcoming treatment. She always remembers exactly what we were working on the week prior, and treats me like an individual patient she cares about, not just another appointment of the day. 

Dr. Nirali Patel is well educated, very sweet, and always professional. She has been a pleasure to work with over the past several months.

Cristina E.

Dr Nirali Patel is absolutely amazing.

She will go far and beyond to make her patients feel comfortable and well taken cared for. She gives her patients ample time to make sure that she is treating them with the utmost care.

She is further studying the cases that she is treating to ensure she applies the latest studies and proven practices for your particular condition.

Karthik I.

Dr. Nirali Patel is an amazing, insightful and caring doctor.

I have been going to her, to get my treatments, for a little less than an year and I highly recommend her. She has been helping me with a few musculoskeletal injuries – AC Joint issues, rhomboid, rotator cuff and other shoulder strains, that I have got from working out.

I have also introduced my wife to Dr. Nirali who is treating her for migraines and other niggling health issues. If you have found yourself dealing with any injuries, do yourself a favor and make an appointment at Unique Remedy with Dr. Nirali Patel to speed up your recovery process.

Tifanei M.

The skin/face care products SAVED me. I could not figure out why my skin was in such a rebellious state and Dr. N Patel helped me to identify the problem and recommend a few products. My skin is healed and happy, and really—so am I. Eternally grateful.


I’ve been seeing Nirali over the course of 6-8 months and she is just such a wealth of knowledge. She truly cares about her patients and goes above and beyond explaining what she’s doing. She checks in on how I’m feeling and symptoms at every single visit. She really educates you and I’ve found this empowering. I’ve been able to incorporate products she’s researched and recommended into my day-to-day, and it’s made a huge difference. She makes it so easy so you don’t have to spend hours trying to find the right products. She also has an amazing skincare line, I’ve used her pearl powder and it’s amazing for healing blemishes. She’s made a big impact on my life & so glad to be working with her.

Brittany P.

Highly recommend! My husband and I have been ttc for 2 years now and I heard acupuncture could help. Nirali was recommended to me by a friend so I started seeing her and she made me feel more than comfortable in her office and my husband even started seeing her too. After 2 months of seeing her we got pregnant!! We are so overwhelmed with joy and we cannot thank her enough for all her support and positivity through this process. Not only is Nirali a professional she is now a friend. Everyone is different so I am not saying 2 months and boom you’re pregnant but this definitely put us in a step towards the right direction and if you’re scared don’t be because it doesn’t hurt at all. It will help you achieve your goal and better yourself in the long run.

Emily S.

I have been going here for nearly a year and a life saver for my neck but more recently she helped me eleviate the pain from shingles in a single session. Highly recommend!

Avni P.

Dr. Patel was wonderful! When you have a serious medical problem, you need someone you can rely on and trust – and Dr. Patel was there for me every step of the way. She took the time to listen to me and walk me through my treatment options. She worked with a specialist to figure out my treatment and make sure it was what was best for me. She always made a point to make sure I knew my options. She never rushed me and I felt that I was in really good hands.

James L.

Dr. Nirali Patel was excellent. She diagnosed what was going on with me easily and was able to recommend a good specialist. She really listened and took the time to answer all of my questions without feeling like I was being rushed out the door. Her office was nice and easy to find too. Had a great experience with a great doctor!